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The Son - A novel

Jo Nesbo

The author of the best-selling Harry Hole series now gives us an electrifying stand-alone novel set inside Oslo's maze of especially venal, high-level corruption. Sonny Lofthus is a strangely charismatic and complacent young man. Sonny's been in prison for a dozen years, nearly half his life. The inmates who seek out his uncanny abilities to soothe leave his cell feeling absolved. They don't know or care that Sonny has a serious heroin habit-or where or how he gets his uninterrupted supply of the drug. Or that he's serving time for other peoples' crimes. Sonny took the first steps toward addiction when his father took his own life rather than face exposure as a corrupt cop. Now Sonny is the seemingly malleable center of a whole infrastructure of corruption: prison staff, police, lawyers, a desperate priest-all of them focused on keeping him high and in jail. And all of them under the thumb of the Twin, Oslo's crime overlord. As long as Sonny gets his dope, he's happy to play the criminal and the prison's in-house savior. But when he learns a stunning, long-hidden secret concerning his father, he makes a brilliantly executed escape from prison-and from the person he'd let himself become-and begins hunting down those responsible for the crimes against him . . . The darkly looming question is: Who will get to him first-the criminals or the cops? From the Hardcover edition.

The author of the best-selling Harry Hole series now gives us an electrifying stand-alone novel set inside Oslo's maze of especially venal, high-level corruption. Sonny Lofthus is a strangely charismatic and complacent young man. Sonny's been in prison for a dozen years, nearly half his life. The inmates who seek out his uncanny abilities to soothe leave his cell feeling absolved. They don't know or care that Sonny has a serious heroin habit-or where or how he gets his uninterrupted supply of the drug. Or that he's serving time for other peoples' crimes. Sonny took the first steps toward addiction when his father took his own life rather than face exposure as a corrupt cop. Now Sonny is the seemingly malleable center of a whole infrastructure of corruption: prison staff, police, lawyers, a desperate priest-all of them focused on keeping him high and in jail. And all of them under the thumb of the Twin, Oslo's crime overlord. As long as Sonny gets his dope, he's happy to play the criminal and the prison's in-house savior. But when he learns a stunning, long-hidden secret concerning his father, he makes a brilliantly executed escape from prison-and from the person he'd let himself become-and begins hunting down those responsible for the crimes against him . . . The darkly looming question is: Who will get to him first-the criminals or the cops? From the Hardcover edition.
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The author of the best-selling Harry Hole series now gives us an electrifying stand-alone novel set inside Oslo's maze of especially venal, high-level corruption. Sonny Lofthus is a strangely charismatic and complacent young man. Sonny's been in prison for a dozen years, nearly half his life. The inmates who seek out his uncanny abilities to soothe leave his cell feeling absolved. They don't know or care that Sonny has a serious heroin habit-or where or how he gets his uninterrupted supply of the drug. Or that he's serving time for other peoples' crimes. Sonny took the first steps toward addiction when his father took his own life rather than face exposure as a corrupt cop. Now Sonny is the seemingly malleable center of a whole infrastructure of corruption: prison staff, police, lawyers, a desperate priest-all of them focused on keeping him high and in jail. And all of them under the thumb of the Twin, Oslo's crime overlord. As long as Sonny gets his dope, he's happy to play the criminal and the prison's in-house savior. But when he learns a stunning, long-hidden secret concerning his father, he makes a brilliantly executed escape from prison-and from the person he'd let himself become-and begins hunting down those responsible for the crimes against him . . . The darkly looming question is: Who will get to him first-the criminals or the cops? From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Gildart Jackson

Length:

17h 29m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:22


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

26:42


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

13:32


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

09:14


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

15:39


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

14:36


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

20:43


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

06:52


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

12:42


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

18:00


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

30:50


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

15:17


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

25:43


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

19:40


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

28:19


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

16:25


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

14:23


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

29:21


Part 2, Chapter 18
Part 2, Chapter 18

28:37


Part 2, Chapter 19
Part 2, Chapter 19

54:24


Part 2, Chapter 20
Part 2, Chapter 20

34:39


Part 3, Chapter 21
Part 3, Chapter 21

31:41


Part 3, Chapter 22
Part 3, Chapter 22

25:05


Part 3, Chapter 23
Part 3, Chapter 23

23:46


Part 3, Chapter 24
Part 3, Chapter 24

08:43


Part 3, Chapter 25
Part 3, Chapter 25

26:34


Part 3, Chapter 26
Part 3, Chapter 26

27:56


Part 3, Chapter 27
Part 3, Chapter 27

50:04


Part 3, Chapter 28
Part 3, Chapter 28

22:24


Part 3, Chapter 29
Part 3, Chapter 29

29:49


Part 3, Chapter 30
Part 3, Chapter 30

06:44


Part 3, Chapter 31
Part 3, Chapter 31

37:04


Part 3, Chapter 32
Part 3, Chapter 32

13:02


Part 4, Chapter 33
Part 4, Chapter 33

42:50


Part 4, Chapter 34
Part 4, Chapter 34

20:14


Part 4, Chapter 35
Part 4, Chapter 35

29:06


Part 4, Chapter 36
Part 4, Chapter 36

34:03


Part 4, Chapter 37
Part 4, Chapter 37

25:53


Part 4, Chapter 38
Part 4, Chapter 38

19:34


Part 4, Chapter 39
Part 4, Chapter 39

12:48


Part 4, Chapter 40
Part 4, Chapter 40

15:48


Part 4, Chapter 41
Part 4, Chapter 41

29:01


Part 5, Chapter 42
Part 5, Chapter 42

34:02


Part 5, Chapter 43
Part 5, Chapter 43

29:27


Part 5, Chapter 44
Part 5, Chapter 44

16:42


Part 5, Chapter 45
Part 5, Chapter 45

00:45